LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– (Oct. 15, 2013) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition to its portfolio of three new Absolute World Group resorts located in prime vacation destinations in Thailand.
They include Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa, a mixed-use resort set on a picturesque headland on the southwest coast of the popular holiday island of Phuket; Absolute South Beach Resort, another mixed-use development located on Pratumnak Hill in the up-and-coming area of South Pattaya; and The Beach Samui, an ultra-luxury destination resort on one of the most pristine and undeveloped beaches on the island of Koh Samui. This trio of resorts joins the three Absolute resorts in Thailand that are part of Interval’s global exchange network.
“Our latest resorts are located in newly developed areas, away from throngs of tourists,” said Bryan Lunt, Absolute World Group Chairman and CEO. “While each of these eclectic boutique properties has a unique character, they also boast the highest standard amenities that have become our hallmark. We’re delighted to expand our already successful relationship with Interval and invite its members to enjoy our new resorts.”
Tucked between two white sand beaches, yet only minutes from the Phuket beach resort town of Patong, Absolute Twin Sands Resort & Spa has something for both families and couples. The beautifully landscaped grounds include a multi-level infinity swimming pool, a wellness spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. The resort also has a full-service restaurant serving locally sourced traditional Thai and Mediterranean food. The studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments all have private balconies with sea views, full kitchens, and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, including an LCD TV and home theatre sound bar.
Absolute South Beach Resort is a “boutique chic” resort south of Pattaya City, a destination which has recently been undergoing resurgence in development. On-site, there is a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck with panoramic views of the ocean across to the bright lights of the city. A secluded beach is an easy 10-minute stroll and there are plenty of options for shopping, dining and nightlife nearby. The bright, modern studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments have full kitchens and LCD TVs.
Situated in the sleepy fishing village of Thong Krut on the undeveloped southern tip of Koh Samui, The Beach Samuioverlooks turquoise water, sheltering red coral reefs rimmed by a pristine white sand beach, and lush coconut groves. Guests will enjoy panoramic views from the resort’s infinity pool of the necklace of islands making up Moo Koh Ang Thong National Marine Park. There also will be an onsite steam room, plunge pool, spa treatment rooms, fully equipped gym, as well as beachside cabanas and a yoga sala. The concierge will organise offsite golf, scuba diving excursions and speedboat rentals. When completed at the end of the year, all units will have uninterrupted ocean views with open plan interiors designed by internationally acclaimed Yoo Design Studio. Plans call for each apartment to have a private terrace with hot tub, rain shower, Wi-Fi, iPod dock, 50-inch satellite TV, and DVD player.
“We’re proud to welcome to our worldwide exchange network these three special resorts developed by the award-winning Absolute World Group,” said Joe Hickman, Interval’s vice president and executive director for Asia Pacific. “Now, Interval members can look forward to exceptional vacation experiences in a variety of top and emerging destinations inThailand, whether they want complete seclusion or access to shopping and nightlife.”
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programmes. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
About Absolute World Group
Founded in 1998, the Absolute World Group of companies has grown strategically to become one of Asia’s leading and multi-award winning lifestyle property development, resorts and hotels, and destination club brands.
With a global presence in 23 worldwide locations including Australia, Bali, China, England, Hong Kong, Russia and Thailand, the Absolute World Group offers a seamless range of services within the world lifestyle vacation industry, including a highly successful Destination Club, award-winning self and partner developed resorts in Thailand, Resort Real Estate, a pioneering Fractional Ownership division that now offers fractional motor yacht ownership, and a successful lifestyle magazine series. 2013 marks the Group’s 15th Anniversary year. For more information, visit www.absoluteworld.com.
Source: Interval Leisure Group
Interval International Limited
Michael Myers, +44 (0) 20 8336 9515
Group Director of Marketing and Travel